A TOWN DIVIDED
A controversial highway project turns deadly, sending small-town attorney Luke Maxwell into the eye of the storm.
A TOWN DIVIDED is the latest novel in the Mountain Mystery Series. As with the others in the series, this suspense-filled novel stands on its own. All Mountain Mysteries are set in North Carolina with the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop. Male and female protagonists work side by side, determined to find the killer(s). Each novel features page-turning suspense, fast-moving chapters, frequent plot twists, and characters you’ll not forget.
On a blustery autumn evening, Luke Maxwell leaves his Ridgeview, North Carolina law office to find his elder partner, Glen Perkins, facedown in the parking lot. He’d been fatally shot in the chest. Other than two 9mm shell casings, the sheriff’s deputies find no clues at the scene.
Perkins had been representing landowners of the historic mountain community in a heated battle against the Department of Transportation. The DOT is seizing property along a proposed highway expansion, connecting the town to larger cities. Rumors circulate that powerful men benefiting from the construction project are behind Glen Perkins’ death.
The investigation takes the first of many turns when the murder weapon is discovered in a construction dumpster two blocks from the crime scene. The gun is registered to Aaron Perkins, Glen’s ne’er-do-well son.
Luke is not convinced of Aaron’s guilt. Along with Kari Watkins, the firm’s feisty paralegal, they become entangled in Aaron’s defense. Both are determined to find the real killer–unaware of the danger their search will bring.